Andrew Charlton

Director, Alphabeta

Master's and Doctorate in Economics and Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University. Senior experience in business, government and international institutions. Started career with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). During the period of the global financial crisis, Senior Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd; and Australia's senior official to the G20 Leaders' Summits. Former Prime Minister's representative to conferences of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF). 2010-14, worked for ASX-listed conglomerate Wesfarmers, including two years in the corporate centre (M&A and strategy) and two years in operational roles (divisional Chief Financial Officer and General Manager). Currently, Co-founder and Director, AlphaBeta, a strategy advisory business based in Singapore and Sydney and serving clients across the Asia-Pacific region. Research on international economics, foreign direct investment and trade published in leading international journals including the American Economic Review, World Economy and World Trade Review. Author of several books including: Ozonomics (2007); Fair Trade for All: How can trade promote development (2005), co-written with Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz; Man Made World (2011); Dragon's Tail (2014).